I whipped up a batch of this cilantro lime slaw when I got home from my walk this morning. I wanted a salad for lunch to go with some cold leftover salmon and thought a coleslaw would be a nice change from all the lettuce based salads we have been enjoying all summer. My husband raved about it so I figured I had a winner here. He loved the slightly sweet and tart lime taste which mixed perfectly with our cold salmon.
By adding the additional purple cabbage and cilantro to the packaged coleslaw mix it upped the nutritional content and crunch. Plus it turns a nice pink colour (whoever heard of pink coleslaw) which looks pretty on a plate. It’s packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
This incredibly easy slaw recipe took me all of 10 minutes to make.
Cilantro Lime Slaw
This incredible cilantro lime slaw recipe makes about 6 cups, which is about 8 side servings or 4 meal servings. It comes together in about 10 minutes and easily doubled or even tripled for a crowd.
For the Slaw:
1 (12-ounce) package green cabbage slaw*
¼ purple cabbages, sliced fine
½ cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped
For the Dressing:
1/4 cup mayonnaise or Vegenaise
Juice of 1 fresh line
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Add the green cabbage slaw mix, sliced purple cabbage and cilantro then gently toss it all together. Spend a bit of time tossing it all together to really get the dressing to combine with the vegetables. It’s enough when the slaw begins to turn slightly pink. This slaw is best the day you make it, but it keeps well in the refrigerator (covered) for a couple of days.
*Buy in the packaged salad section of any grocery store. Make sure you get a package with no dressing mix. I find this mix to be very economical. It’s about ½ the price of salad mixes that include a dressing pouch.
If you would like a less tangy cilantro lime slaw, just omit the Cider Vinegar from this recipe
I have given 2 options for the mayonnaise here. If you are vegan (and even if you are not), you can easily replace regular mayo with Vegenaise. It’s nice and tangy and delicious!